Chandigarh, Jun 30 (PTI) Six more people tested positive for coronavirus here on Tuesday, taking the tally in the union territory to 440, as per a medical bulletin.
Among those tested positive, three people were residents of Sector 41, two were staying at Sector 23 and one was living at Dhanas, it said.
Fifteen COVID-19 patients were discharged after they recovered from the infection. A total of 364 people have been cured of coronavirus as of now, the bulletin said.
A total of 7,689 samples have been taken for testing so far and of them, 7,219 tested negative while reports of 28 samples are awaited, as per the bulletin.
There are 70 active cases in the city as of now. Six people have so far died of coronavirus in the city, as per the bulletin. PTI CHS VSD KJ KJ 06302128 NNNNbetter. Our country must do better.”
A black NASCAR official took a knee along pit road, mimicking a gesture used by protesters in tribute to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
All 40 crews stood on the wall in front of their pit boxes.
“The time is now to listen, to understand and to stand against racism and racial injustice,” Phelps said.
"We ask our drivers ... and all our fans to join us in this mission, to take a moment of reflection, to acknowledge that we must do better as a sport, and join us as we now pause and take a moment to listen.”
Wallace, the only African American driver in NASCAR's top series, has been the sport's most outspoken voice since Floyd died while in the custody of Minneapolis police, sparking massive protests in all 50 states and around the world demanding an end to law enforcement brutality against people of color.
Wallace's T-shirt carried Floyd's pleading words when an officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, pinned a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes while he was handcuffed. Chauvin and three other officers have been fired and charged in the incident, which followed the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
Protesters have cited all three African American victims in their demands for social justice.
After Phelps spoke to the NASCAR drivers, they observed a 30-second moment of silence. Then, as the cars refired their engines and slowly pulled away for the green flag, the Fox broadcast cut to a video made by a number of Cup drivers, including Wallace and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, as well as retired star Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Several drivers also posted the video on their Twitter accounts, vowing to “listen and learn" from the protests that have rocked the nation. The vowed to “no longer be silent” and pledged to “work together to make real change.”
With its roots in the South and one-time embrace of Confederate symbols, NASCAR has a checkered racial history. The organization has launched diversity programs but still struggles to shake its reputation as a largely white sport.
During a shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was fired after casually uttering a racial slur while competing in a video racing game.
“We need step up more than we ever have before,” said former Cup star Jeff Gordon, now a Fox broadcaster. "We are listening, we are learning and we are ready to change." (AP)
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